Information Technology (M.S.)

Originally designed at the request of the region’s high-technology community, the Master of Science in Information Technology is a 30 credit program of study designed to provide career preparation and professional development for individuals with varying backgrounds. The program is open to applicants who meet the admission requirements for the Graduate School. Since many students in the program are employed, classes are offered in the evening or Saturday.

While students receive an extensive grounding in theoretical and conceptual knowledge, there are many opportunities to apply theory. The program is problem-solving and applications oriented.

About MSIT Students

The Master of Science in Information Technology is suitable for persons who already have a bachelor’s degrees in computer science, information technology, or closely related fields or who are already employed in applied computing or data processing and seeking aditional academic background as part of a career and professional growth program. It is also suitable for persons having a bachelor’s degree in disciplines other than computer who are seeking preparation for careers in this field.

Graduates of our program have been very successful in pursuing employment and further study. They are well positioned for advancement and success in their careers. Graduates work in technical and managerial positions at organizations such as National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Program Resources, Inc., Tracor, Inc., IBM, GTE Government Systems, Bechtel Corporation, and others.

Time required

This program meets the needs of working students who study on a part-time basis. The amount of time required to complete the degree will vary, depending on how many courses are taken each semester. All program requirements must be completed within seven years.

If the student satisfies the foundation requirements, the program is also suitable for full-time study . An international student who must have full-time status and who enters the program without completion of the foundation courses may need to take additional courses that are not part of the program in order to maintain that status when beginning the program. In this case, we will assist the student to enroll in courses in other related areas, such as mathematics. These supplementary courses will not count towards the degree completion.

Program Requirements

For program requirements, see the 2018-2019 Hood College Catalog entry (opens in a new tab).

For planning, use the Information Technology non-research option Program Planning Guide or the Information Technology research option Program Planning Guide

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